Shrimp Fried Rice 虾仁炒饭

Fried Rice (Chinese Chao Fan (炒饭), Thai Kao Pad (ข้าวผัด), and Malay Nasi Goreng) is a popular All-Day food item in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Although I am not a big fan of fried rice, I’ll gladly whip up this delicious chow for our house party or potluck (hint: invite me to yours). It is … Continue reading

Eng’s Vs Eng’s Back To Back – Noodle or Mee?

As promised in my previous post, I ate at both shops yesterday. The first stop was Eng’s (Original) Wantan Noodle at 287, Tanjong Katong Road. We had parked behind the shop so we went in by the back door. Battle of Eng’s Noodle vs Eng’s Mee: Eng’s Wantan Noodle [Original] 榮雲吞麵 [正宗] (by Lao Huo Tang) … Continue reading

Eng’s Wantan Noodle But Which Now That There’s Two?

I’ve heard a lot about this supposedly famous Eng’s Wantan Noodle when I returned to Singapore in 2013 (after 10 years abroad) and its super fiery chili sauce. I have eaten it during their days in Dunman Food Centre in the 1980s but not when they moved into a shophouse at 287 Tanjong Katong Road. … Continue reading

Penang Assam Laksa Recipe by Madam Cheah Siew Mooi of Boon Wah Café

Assam Laksa is one of Penang’s signature street food fare (others famous street food include but not limited to Penang Char Kway Teow and Penang Prawn Mee Soup). It is a Pescatarian-suitable dish that contains no meat except for fish. This appetite-inducing-sweet-spicy-sour fishy (in a good way) noodle soup is well known in Penang, an … Continue reading

Roast Paradise Hakka Noodle 烧味天堂客家面 (Home-made Hakka Noodle Recipe)

I had wanted to eat the famous KL-style charsiu siuyoke fan (roast meats with rice) but the hawker told us (in queue) that the charsiu is sold out and the next batch would be available at around 2pm. Many dropped out of the line but I decided to stay after seeing a customer in front … Continue reading

Lanzhou (Ma Baozi Niu Rou) La Mian 兰州拉面 – A Dish I’m Hoping To Cook Before 2019!

If you’ve had Chinese Spicy Beef La Mian like the one I had recently, you probably thought this dish originated in Shanghai or Beijing… The Lanzhou La Mian (拉面 pulled noodles) you see today was invented in 1915 by a Hui Muslim named Ma Baozi (马保子). And the thing that makes the beef stock delicious, … Continue reading

Roasted Duck & Century Egg Congee Recipe 烤鸭皮蛋粥食谱

Over the years, I have learnt to appreciate the bone-in, lip smacking, finger licking good Cantonese Roast Duck more than the delicate crepe-wrapped Peking Duck. Whenever there’s leftover from either of the aforementioned duck dishes, I would pack it home to make soup or Hakka-inspired stew out of the carcass, and strip off the fleshy … Continue reading

Ah Lim Bak Chor Mee (Jalan Tua Kong)

Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) or BCM for short, is a staple street food in Singapore. You can be sure that if one stall (selling any food) is successful, there will be many copy cats using the same or similar name punctuated with “original” or stories of some relations linked either through blood or previous employment. … Continue reading

Bastard Ginseng a.k.a. The Poor Man’s Ginseng (Tea Recipe)

My family and I have been under the weather lately and being quite the traditional mom when it comes to dietary supplement, Chinese herbal concoctions seemed the most appropriate way to soothe and pamper peaked bodies in my household. As I believe this herbal tea to have a good number of excellent actions to aid … Continue reading

Egg Noodles With Pork Chop Recipe

This dish is inspired from my first visit to Japan in 1986. I was walking along the streets near my hotel and found a tiny eatery serving ramen. Being new to Japanese cuisine then, I ordered what looked familiar to me, Pork Chop Ramen! I later suspect if that was authentic Japanese food as the … Continue reading